I studied at the Royal Scottish Academy.
I have no mentors other than the great composers and the wonderful world of art that currently surrounds us.
How did you come on ERAGON?
The opportunity of writing the score for Eragon was kindly offered to me by the director Stephan Fangmeier.
Why did you accept to do this film?
This was a fantastic project to be involved with, it is a terrific story and the writer is a very gifted young man.
How much time did you have to compose your score for ERAGON?
I spent many months composing the score for Eragon, liasing with the director, producers and members of the music team.
Who and why choose the London Symphony Orchestra? You often use British orchestra, why?
What about your orchestration work? How did you work with James Shearman and Geoff Alexander?
I love working with orchestrator James Shearman, with whom I have worked for many years. He is a very talented man and a great friend. Similarly, Geoff is an extremely gifted orchestrator and I thoroughly enjoyed collaborating with him on this project.
How did you work, and with what request from the crew ?
I worked closely with the director and producers. There was a temp score comprised mainly of my music.
For you what are the roles of music in Eragon?
How would you describe your music for the film?
May you tell me about the main theme you used?
What did this experience on Eragon brought you
- as a composer?
Eragon brought me great fun and the chance to work with a great orchestra and a fantastic team. I take each new project as it comes and am always open to new ideas. The whole experience was thoroughly enjoyable.
And your work with Lucy Evans the assistant score coordinator?
I have worked with Maggie Rodford and Lucy Evans for many years. They are both colleagues and friends and I rely on them very much to help coordinate both my life and my work.
What is your relationship with France, French Movies, French Music…?
I love the French, I love France and I love spending time at my house there. Pars Vite et Reveins Tard opened to terrific reviews and a great audience response in France. Regis Wargnier is a fantastic person to work with and I am thankful that he has become a very close family friend.